Hemmo (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Nimeni on Hemmo, ja ikää on tällä hetkellä 40 vuotta. Ensimmäisen tatuointini otin 18-vuotiaana. Eräällä psychobilly-kaverillani oli tatuointikone, joka oli tehty vanhasta partakoneesta. Kone piti meteliä ja kuumeni niin, että tatuoimisesta oli pidettävä taukoa vartin välein, ettei tatuoija polttaisi näppejään. Kun kuva oli valmis, menin näyttämään sitä isoveljelleni ja kielsin häntä hiiskumasta faijalle mitään – … Continue reading Hemmo (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Hemmo

My name is Hemmo, and I’m currently 40 years old. I got my first tattoo when I was 18. My psychobilly friend had a tattoo machine made from an old electric shaver. The machine was noisy and heated up so much that in every 15 minutes he had to pause tattooing to prevent his hands … Continue reading Hemmo

Kuutti

I get new tattoos quite spontaneously. Usually when I come up with an idea, I either tattoo it myself within the same week or book an appointment to another tattooist. Most of my tattoos are self-made. The whole idea to my seal pup tattoos was actually a joke at first (Kuutti in English = a … Continue reading Kuutti

Hanna-Kaisa

I planned my first tattoo for three years. Even though the tattoo itself is small, it was a big thing for me to get tattooed in the first place since there weren’t any tattooed people in my family, and my friends didn’t have any tattoos either. The meaning of my first tattoo derives from my … Continue reading Hanna-Kaisa

Eve

I became interested in tattoos when I was still very young. I must’ve been 12 years old when I was browsing through a magazine called Suosikki and saw an article about the Finnish singer Ville Valo. I looked at his photos and thought “oh, his tattoos are so cool – I wish I had tattoos, … Continue reading Eve

João

My story is not exactly a happy one. At four years old, I was put in an institution. I didn’t have any contact with my father or mother, so I had a nanny who looked after me. I was a kid who did a lot of trickery. I ran away a lot and since my … Continue reading João

Hanna S.

I got my first tattoo in December 2013. I got two tattoos at the same appointment. My half-sleeve was tattooed six months later. My latest tattoo (the other half-sleeve) was tattooed in December 2018. My first tattoos are combinations of Kalevala Jewelry with some twist of my own. The other tattoo is dedicated to my … Continue reading Hanna S.

Riikka (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Otin ensimmäisen tatuointini 18 vuotta sitten. Välillä minua huvittaa, kuinka ensimmäiset tatuointini edustavat juuri niitä teemoja, joita kaikki 2000-luvun alussa halusivat: on tribaalia, kiinalaisia merkkejä ja lohikäärmettä alaselässä. Siihen aikaan oli kuitenkin vielä juttu itsessään, että tatuointeja ylipäätään otti – niiden merkitys oli toissijaista. Tuohon aikaan naamani oli täynnä lävistyksiä ja pääni ajeltu siiliksi, ja … Continue reading Riikka (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Riikka

I got my first tattoo 18 years ago. Sometimes I find it funny that I have all the tattoo themes people wanted to have at the beginning of the ‘00s: tribal tattoos, Chinese characters and a dragon on my lower back. But during those days, it was a thing itself to even have tattoos – … Continue reading Riikka

Tuan

I’m from Vietnam, and I moved to Finland three years ago. First I came to study logistics and supply-change management, but then I switched to study digital marketing. I currently live in Helsinki and work as a junior growth hacker. People always ask me why Finland – that must be the most common question I … Continue reading Tuan